5,826. 5/7/2004

“The [May 7] 2004 Inspector General’s [John L. Helgerson’s] report, known as a ‘special review,’ was tens of thousands of pages long. …It contained information, according to one source, that was simply ‘sickening.’ The behavior it described, another knowledgeable source said, raised concerns not just about the detainees but also about the Americans who had inflicted the abuse, some of whom seemed to have become frighteningly dehumanized. The source said, ‘You couldn’t read the documents without wondering, *Why didn’t someone say, **Stop!** * ‘ ”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Page 288

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